Shri Arun Kumar Singh

Shri Arun Kumar Singh:Chairman, ONGC Nominee

DIN:(DIN: 06646894)

Shri Arun Kumar Singh is the Chairman of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC). A Mechanical Engineer from National Institute of Technology, Patna, he has over 36 years of diversified experience in Oil & Gas industry, in India and abroad. Earlier, he was the CMD of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and a Fortune Global 500 Company. He was also Chairman of Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) a Joint Venture (JV) City Gas Distribution (CGD) Company, listed on Indian bourses. He was also on the Board of Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL), a Joint Venture Company, listed on Indian bourses. He has also held the position of President (Africa & Australia) in Bharat Petro Resources Ltd, a wholly owned Subsidiary of BPCL, engaged in exploration of Oil & Gas, largely overseas.

Shri Mundkur Shyamprasad Kamath

Shri Mundkur Shyamprasad Kamath:Managing Director and Director Refinery – (Additional charge)


Shri Mundkur Shyamprasad Kamath has a distinguished professional career spanning over 30 years in the downstream hydrocarbon industry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT Manipal (1989) and a Post-Graduation Diploma in Management from TA Pai Management Institute Manipal (1992). During previous tenure as Executive Director (Refinery) at MRPL, he excelled in managing operations, maintenance, technical services, and production planning. His strategic vision prioritizes operational excellence, energy conservation, reliability, and digitalization. Throughout his career, Shri Kamath has held significant roles, demonstrating expertise in various areas. He possesses deep knowledge of petroleum functions, including project conceptualization, process engineering, production planning, and overall operations. He has been instrumental in steering the refinery towards cutting-edge advancements by championing the integration of advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Shri Kamath's vision for sustained growth, operational efficiency, and technological innovation positions him as a key driver of MRPL's success and a leader at the forefront of the industry's advancements.

Shri Pankaj Kumar

Shri Pankaj Kumar:ONGC Nominee Director

DIN:(DIN: 09252235)

Shri Pankaj Kumar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Roorkee, Uttarakhand (now IIT Roorkee) and Master’s degree in Process Engineering & Plant design from IIT Delhi. He completed Advance Management Program at IIM, Bengaluru & Leadership Development Program at IIM, Calcutta. He is also a Director on the Board of ONGC’s Subsidiary/JVs i.e. HPCL, OPaL (ONGC Petro Additions Ltd.) & Chairman of Petronet MHB Limited. Shri Pankaj Kumar is a thorough Oil & Gas Industry professional with more than 35 years of experience across ONGC’s business functions. He has immensely contributed in formulation of ONGC’s Long Term Growth Strategy 2040.

Shri S Bharathan

Shri S Bharathan:Director, HPCL Nominee

DIN:( 09561481)

Shri S Bharathan, Director – Refineries, HPCL, has wide exposure to the Refinery operations of HPCL and has worked in Operations and Technical Departments of Mumbai and Visakh Refinery for over 25 years. He has also worked in the Corporate Office on Margin Management & Refinery Project Process for over 4 years. Further, he is also leading HPCL’s Green R&D Centre in Bengaluru for the last 3 years. Under him, HPCL Green Research & Development Centre (HPGRDC) has reached filing of about 380 patents. He was Executive Director – Refineries Coordination of HPCL with Additional Charge of R&D.

Shri Dheeraj Kumar Ojha

Shri Dheeraj Kumar Ojha:Govt. Nominee Director


Shri Dheeraj Kumar Ojha, a member of Indian Statistical Services (1999 batch) had served various social & economic ministries such as Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Ministry of Health & Family welfare, etc. Shri Ojha has been posted in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural gas w.e.f December 2021. Shri Ojha has a keen interest in developing IT enabled data ecosystem for facilitating a decision support system in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), Earned Value Management, Project Financing and Conflict Resolutions, etc. His belief in learning more about the Project implementation techniques led him to undertake Certificate in Project Management (CIPM) and Certified Project Manager (IPMA level-C). Shri Ojha has an experience of more than 10 years in handling the infrastructure projects and written more than 15 research article in various books & journals. In recognition of his efforts in developing automation for effective M&E practices in social & Infrastructure sector Shri Ojha has been conferred Honorary Fellowship by CEPM, India. In view of his outstanding contribution in digitalising and sharing appropriate and quality health sector data through OGD Shri Ojha was awarded the Digital India 2020 award by Hon’ble President of India.

Shri Rajinder Kumar

Shri Rajinder Kumar:Govt. Nominee Director


Shri Rajinder Kumar, Economic Adviser (IFD) with MoP&NG and holds the following qualifications:  M. Sc. (Hons.) Economics.  M. Phil (Public Policy) IIPA, Delhi.  Post Graduate Diploma in Management, IGNOU, New Delhi.  Post Graduate Diploma in International Law and Diplomacy, Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi.  Regional Trade Policy Course Diploma, National University of Singapore (Singapore).  Post Graduate Diploma in Theology, DEI, Agra.  WTO E-Course on Agreement on Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary, WTO, Geneva, Switzerland.  WTO E-Course on Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade WTO, Geneva, Switzerland.  Masters Diploma in Public Administration from IIPA, New Delhi. Shri Rajinder Kumar has more than of 20 years working experience with Government of India in various Ministries/Department including, Financial Adviser & Chief Accounts Officers (FA&CAO) in Bhakra Beas Management Board, Ministry of Power; Director in Ministry of Defence; Deputy Economic Adviser in Ministry of Finance; Deputy Director in Department of Commerce, Trade Policy Division and Assistant Director in Ministry of Agriculture. Shri Rajinder Kumar was also on the Board of Balmer Lawrie & Co. Limited.

Shri Rajkumar Sharma

Shri Rajkumar Sharma:Independent Director

DIN: 01681944

Shri Rajkumar Sharma, a Commerce and Law Graduate, is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi. Shri Sharma is Practicing Company Secretary since 1997 in Guwahati. He has wide expertise in handling Income tax matters up to investigations, appeal matters and Company law matters including merger, demerger and restructuring of Companies. He has been Chairman of North-East chapter of Institute of Company Secretaries of India in year 2011-2012. He has also been Secretary of Tax Bar Association in 2006, a premier body of Tax Practioners of Assam. He had served on the Board of Numaligarh Refinery Limited as Independent Director till 2019. Shri Sharma is also State Executive Member of Marwari Yuva Manch. He is a regular and acclaimed Speaker on Income Tax Law, Company Law in various professional platforms.

Shri Manohar Singh Verma

Shri Manohar Singh Verma :Independent Director


Shri Manohar Singh Verma had completed graduation and masters in Civil Engineering with specialization in Water Resources. He had worked as Lecturer and Associates Professor in Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS), Indore and SSVPS Engineering College, Dhule. He joined MP State Police Service in 1989 and served in Madhya Pradesh at Chhindwara, Rewa, Seoni, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Bhopal in various capacities. He was inducted into Indian Police Service (IPS) with seniority of the year 2003. He has worked as Superintendent of Police (SP) Mandsaur and SP Ujjain. He has also worked as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police at Gwalior, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police at Khargone and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police at Jabalpur, from where he retired in June, 2020. Shri Verma has been conferred with Police Medal for meritorious service in 2009 and Police Medal for Gallantry in 2011 by the President of India. He has also been conferred with the Simhastha Jyoti Medal for his services as Superintendent of Police (SP) during Simhastha 2016 at Ujjain.

Shri Pankaj Gupta

Shri Pankaj Gupta:Independent Director


Shri Pankaj Gupta is a Commerce and Law Graduate. By profession, Shri Gupta is Practicing in Civil & Revenue Matters at District headquarters, Collector ate, Etah. He is actively engaged in social services.